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Micah 3:1-4 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then I said: "Listen, leaders of Jacob, leaders of Israel: Don't you know anything of justice? 1 Then I said, "Listen, you leaders of Jacob, you rulers of the house of Israel. Should you not know justice,
2 Haters of good, lovers of evil: Isn't justice in your job description? But you skin my people alive. You rip the meat off their bones. 2 you who hate good and love evil; who tear the skin from my people and the flesh from their bones;
3 You break up the bones, chop the meat, and throw it in a pot for cannibal stew." 3 who eat my people's flesh, strip off their skin and break their bones in pieces; who chop them up like meat for the pan, like flesh for the pot?"
4 The time's coming, though, when these same leaders will cry out for help to God, but he won't listen. He'll turn his face the other way because of their history of evil. 4 Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.